Latest from Craig Whitlock

The war in Afghanistan: Promises to win, but no vision for victory

For two decades, presidents and military leaders struggled to define the endgame as they changed the mission and prolonged the war
  • Apr 14, 2021

The war in Afghanistan: America’s longest conflict in photos

After two decades, tens of thousands of deaths and trillions of dollars in cost, the U.S. maps out its exit
  • Apr 14, 2021

Afghan war plagued by ‘mendacity’ and lies, inspector general tells Congress

Lawmakers from both parties praise The Post’s exposé, The Afghanistan Papers.
  • Jan 15, 2020

25 essential documents from The Afghanistan Papers

The Post has selected — and annotated — 25 interviews that are essential reading and put key revelations from The Afghanistan Papers into stark relief.
  • Dec 13, 2019

Chat Transcript: How the Afghanistan Papers came together

Washington Post reporters will be taking your questions on how the investigation came together.
  • Dec 12, 2019

The war in Afghanistan: A visual timeline of the 18-year conflict

Victory on the battlefield came swiftly. Coping with the aftermath took longer than most expected.
  • Dec 9, 2019

U.S. officials failed to devise a clear strategy for the war in Afghanistan, confidential documents show

Bush and Obama followed polar-opposite strategies to win the war in Afghanistan. Documents show why both were destined to fail.
  • Dec 9, 2019

Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan

For nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan, U.S. leaders have sounded a constant refrain: We are making progress. They were not, documents show, and they knew it.
  • Dec 9, 2019

In confidential documents, U.S. officials said almost everything they did to end opium farming in Afghanistan backfired

U.S. efforts to eradicate opium production in Afghanistan have been mostly futile, confidential documents show.
  • Dec 9, 2019

U.S. officials failed to devise a clear strategy for the war in Afghanistan, confidential documents show

Bush and Obama followed polar-opposite strategies to win the war in Afghanistan. Documents show why both were destined to fail.
  • Dec 9, 2019
LOAD MORE